Absolute rubbish,badly written. Obviously thought he. had a good idea but didn’t know how to handle it,beware of books with maps with stange names and a glossary of characters in some made up language Beware of books with embossed lettering on cover
Yes it does,threeReading the sequel the Pale Horseman,equally lacking in characters de elopement and the plot revolves round the nasty Danes raping and pillaging ad nauseumInteresting, an accusation of "badly written" in a post that does not contain a single capital letter, only one comprehensible punctuation mark and even includes a child's cartoon picture.
Let alone a description of The Lord of The Rings as another such example!
This brand of erudite critics amuses me...
One of my favourite books by one of my favourite (extremely popular and successful) authors!
I accept your observations but I maintain at least for the writing was a bit lame and the characters not well developed.Living inSpain I have limited access to English novels and I don’t know how they arrived on the bookshelf and have to admit I am not a great one for historical novelsOne of my favourite books by one of my favourite (extremely popular and successful) authors!
It's not a made up language, it's Old English (which, as an aside, whilst being the root of modern English bears only a passing resemblance to it) and occasionally a smattering of Old Norse
The "strange" place names are genuine, they are what those places were called in Saxon times (from various historical sources such as the Anglo Saxon Chronicle)
The series is, in broad terms at least, fairly historically accurate. A certain amount of artistic license is taken here and there (as the author details in the addendum) and of course much of the detail is fictional but as historical novelists go, Cornwell takes relatively few liberties with known historical fact and as far as possible weaves his stories around the facts rather than bending the facts to fit the story
He is one of the most successful authors of all time, and probably the most successful in his genre.